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From: "bluebear" <>
Subject: [USGENWEB-NW] Fw: Bylaw Amendment proposed by WVGenWeb
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 05:00:14 -0600
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From: "Scott Burow" <>
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| The WVGenWeb Project has proposed an amendment to the USGenWeb Bylaws
| pursuant to Article XVI, Section 3, and has been posted to the USGenWeb
| Project national webpage at:
| and is quoted in its entirety here:
| The WVGenWeb Project requests that the following proposed amendments to
| USGenWeb Bylaws be presented to the USGenWeb Project membership for
| in accordance with Bylaws Article XVI, Section 3. To this end: it shall be
| posted to the Project website and mailing lists for a period of at least
thirty (30) days prior to | the annual voting period of July 1-July 31.
| "These USGenWeb Bylaws; Article VI (Duties/Qualifications of Advisory
| Board), Section 3 and Article XIV (Grievance Procedures and Appeals
| are repealed and replaced as stated below.
| Article VI, Section 3.
| The responsibilities of the Advisory Board shall include addressing any
| problem issues as they arise; aiding the state projects upon request;
| establishing and overseeing committees; reviewing grievance appeals in
| accordance with the Grievance Committee Procedures, and appointing a
| webmaster to maintain the national website.
| Article XIV, Section 1.
| A standing Grievance Committee will be established.
| Article XIV, Section 2.
| The Grievance Committee will operate under the Grievance Policies and
| Procedures. Changes to the Grievance Policies and Procedures may be made
| the Advisory Board or may be proposed by the Grievance Committee for
| approval by the Advisory Board. The current Grievance Policies and
| Procedures shall be displayed on the National website.
| Article XIV, Section 3.
| The Advisory Board will appoint the initial members of the Grievance
| Committee. Thereafter, the Grievance Committee will recommend for approval
| by the Advisory Board a slate of members to fill vacant positions.
| Article XIV, Section 4.
| The Grievance Committee will administer a fair, orderly, and timely
| resolution of a grievance in accordance with the Grievance Policies and
| Article XIV, Section 5.
| The resolution of a grievance is binding upon the membership.
| Article XIV, Section 6.
| All actions, whether by the national Grievance Committee or by a grievance
| process at a state or special project level, shall be characterized by
| fairness, courtesy, and respect for the dignity and the rights of each
| individual. To that end, the following rights and responsibilities apply
| all grievance processes within the USGenWeb Project, XXGenWeb Projects,
| Special Projects.
| Article XIV, Section 6(1).
| A member may choose to act as his or her own representative, or may select
| someone to act as his or her representative. The member retains the right
| change or dismiss the representative at any step of the procedure;
| such action will not affect the point at which the change or dismissal
| Article XIV, Section 6(2).
| When a member is dismissed from a position in a State, Local, or Special
| Project, that member's position may not be filled until the expiration of
| the time for that member to file a grievance. When the said member files a
| grievance, that position may not be filled unless the grievance resolution
| against the member calls for the member to lose that position. Nothing
| should prevent the unlinking of the member's website and establishing a
| temporary website pending resolution of any grievance.
| Article XIV, Section 6(3).
| Nobody shall be discriminated against for participating in the grievance
| Any project wishing to co-sponsor this amendment should advise a member of
| the USGenWeb Project Advisory Board so that their name may be included as
| co-sponsor. The proposed amendment shall remain posted to the national
| webpage until the annual election.
| Scott Burow
| National Coordinator
| USGenWeb Project
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